Quebec public health is reporting under 1,500 new COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 1,368 new cases of the virus over the past day as provincial totals have now reached 258,698 since the pandemic began last March.
Along with the new cases, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has added 39 deaths to the province’s total.
Of the newly-added deaths, eight occurred in the past 24 hours, 24 between January 21 and 26, five from earlier in January, and two from an “unknown date.”
The number of hospitalizations decreased by 26 since yesterday, for a cumulative total of 1,264. The number of patients in intensive care has decreased by nine since Wednesday for a total of 212 across Quebec.
Over the past 24 hours, 3,767 doses of the vaccine were administered for a total of 232,986 throughout Quebec. To date, 238,100 doses have been received.
The COVID-19-related death tolls in the province has now reached 9,667.
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Public health also reports 2,518,234 negative cases, with 233,768 being deemed “recoveries.”
Hospitals and public health officials reported the new data as of Tuesday, January 26, at 6 pm.
This month, Quebec Premier François Legault said the virus was “spreading too fast” and is “out of control” in the province.
Santé Quebec advises residents to “frequently wash” their hands (for 20 seconds with soap and water), use alcohol-based disinfectant, respect the measures regarding private gatherings, and limit travel as much as possible.
The distribution of deaths in Quebec, by age group, is as follows:
The distribution of provincial cases per age group is as follows:
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 19,533, with 761,227 total cases.